A lot of {{Music}} deals with heavy themes, and [[AGodAmI delusions of godhood]] are no exception.


* Music/{{Queen}}
** In the song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1j-6vRykFs "The Seven Seas of Rhye"]], the lyrics are essentially Freddie Mercury stating this.
** "Princes of the Universe" too:
--->"I am immortal,\\
I have inside me blood of kings!\\
I have no rival\\
No man can be my equal!"
*** "Princes of the Universe" was written specifically for the ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' movie, so it's fitting.
* Music/JayZ's nickname Hova/Hov comes from Jehovah, a name for God in the Hebrew Scriptures.
** Rakim was calling himself (and being called by others) God long before him. Canibus also claimed that the fact that he wasn't worshiped seemed absurd to him.
* Music/RegalPinion's song, "Clockwork Seraph" has shades of this. His song "Kafkaesque" the narrator says this verbatim, then again seeing as the song is from the perspective of the BigBad in VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI, this can be expected.
* In Music/TheWho's ''Music/{{Tommy}}'', the title character doesn't so much believe he's God as believe that he's the Messiah, and the trope is subverted in that [[spoiler:his followers ultimately reject him]], but "Sensation" contains the following lyrics:
-->"I leave a trail of rooted people\\
Mesmerized by just the sight,\\
The few I touched now are disciples\\
Love as One\\
I am the Light ?"
* ''[[http://brazilian-songs-blog.blogspot.com/2008/05/raul-seixas-gita.html Gita]]'' by Brazilian rock star Raul Seixas:
-->"I am the bitter taste on the tongue\\
The mother, the father and the grandfather\\
The son who's yet to come\\
The beginning, the end and the middle\\
I am the beginning, the end and the middle"
* "Experiments in Mass Appeal" by Music/{{Frost}}:
-->Forever, immortally\\
Endeavor, a god I'll be\\
Remember reality\\
Forever, immortally
* ''Handlebars'', by Music/{{Flobots}}, has this in the latter end of [[DescentIntoDarknessSong its slow spiral into darkness]]:
--> 'Cause I can guide a missile by satellite! By satellite! By satellite!\\
And I can hit a target through a telescope! Through a telescope! Through a telescope!\\
And I can end the planet in a holocaust! In a holocaust! In a holocaust!\\
In a holocaust! In a holocaust! In a HOLOCAAAAAUUUUUST!\\
[[DarkReprise I can ride my bike with no handlebars. No handlebars. No handlebars.]]\\
[[DarkReprise I can ride my bike with no handlebars. No handlebars. No handlebars.]]
* Glinda and Elphaba call ''each other'' out in this in "Defying Gravity":
-->'''Elphaba:''' I hope you're proud how you would / Grovel in submission / To feed your own ambition\\
'''Glinda:''' Can't I make you understand? / You're having delusions of grandeur
* A couple of songs by Innerpartysysten invoke this trope;
** ''Don't Stop'':
--->The road I walk is paved in gold\\
To glorify my platinum soul\\
I am the closest thing to God\\
So worship me and never stop
** ''American Trash'':
--->I've got this planet in my hands\\
You know I'll waste it if I can
* ''Deify'' by Music/{{Disturbed}}: Or rather "A god you are not!"
--> It seems so clear now what I must do, You're no immortal\\
I won't let them deify you\\
They view you as the new messiah\\
Deify you. Renew belief in some demented man
* The pharaoh in ''The Dark Eternal Night'' by Music/DreamTheater declares that he is a god.
--->I am the last
--->Born of the blood of the pharaohs
--->The ultimate god of a rotting creation
--->Sent to unleash this curse
* Music/BetweenTheBuriedAndMe, a Progressive Death Metal band from North Carolina, wrote an entire ConceptAlbum based around two characters-- one of which believes himself to be a god. This is especially made obvious in "Augment of Rebirth"
--->To create. To recreate.
--->Have I become a god?
--->I have been called much worse.
--->Secretly that title makes me feel comfortable.
--->In my place, it's been a while.
--->This god-like complex does bring me a smile.
--->To create. To recreate.
* Where to begin with Music/KanyeWest? The fact that some fans refer to him as Yeezus (a portmanteau of Yeezy and Jesus), the fact that one of his albums is named ''Yeezus'', or the fact that on ''Yeezus'' he has the song "I Am A God"?
---> I just talked to Jesus
---> He said 'what up Yeezus'
---> I said 'shit, I'm chilling'
---> Tryna stack these millions
---> I know he the most high
---> But I am a close high
---> [[GratuitousSpanish Mi casa su casa]]
---> That's that [[TheMafia cosa nostra]]
---> I Am A God
** [[WordOfGod Word of (*ahem*) God]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge33hrlN2Uc says]] that he did this partly to [[{{troll}} piss people off]], and partly because calling himself a "nigga" or a "gangsta" was passe.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhEmAvZBFUs Twisted Eyes]]'' by Persuader:
-->''"You ask me if I have a God complex? Let me tell you something:'' '''''I am God."'''''
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXcoXBdM_uw "The Reflecting God"]] from the Music/MarilynManson concept album ''Antichrist Superstar'':
---> I went to god just to see, and I was looking at me
---> Saw heaven and hell were lies
---> [[OmnicidalManiac When I'm god everyone dies]]
* In Dan Bern's song "Jerusalem," the protagonist reveals himself to be the Messiah. This trope is also played with by the protagonist of another song from the same album, "King of the World":
---> I don't need you to bow down
---> I'm not God, I'm just the King, I realize.
---> Well, it might be nice though if you'd kiss my feet
---> And call me "All knowing leader of men"
---> If you were king of the world I'm sure you'd want the same for yourself.
* Swedish singer/songwriter Eva Dahlgren's ''Jag är gud'' ("I am god"). More like PiecesOfGod, however.
* In Music/{{Eminem}}'s "Rap God" not only does he call himself this but also a superhuman and that he has the key to {{immortality}}.
* Music/{{Sabaton}}'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us2ylGAwBnk "Carolus Rex"]] portrays [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_XII_of_Sweden King Charles XII of Sweden]] as [[DownplayedTrope the next best thing]], due to his fervent belief in the divine right of kings. Various lines include:
-->''No allegiance, I will swear no oath\\
Crowned by God, not by the church, as my power is divine\\
(chorus) ''I was chosen by heaven\\
Say my name when you pray\\
To the skies, see Carolus rise\\
With the Lord my protector\\
Make them bow to my will\\
To the skies, see Carolus rise''